Outreach

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Donate to Outreach:

Are you cleaning and tidying your fabric stash? Do you have fabric you want to donate to a wonderful community cause? Longmont Quilt Guild would love for you to consider donating to the Community Outreach Committee Stash! We are a non-profit organization and can provide tax-deduction receipts for you.

View a PDF with fabric donation guidelines

Outreach Activities:

Since our inception in 2006, Community Outreach has consistently been one of the guild’s highest priorities. Our collective energies are focused on making beautiful quilts that provide warmth and comfort to people in their time of need. More than 1,200 quilts have been created and donated to our community.

  • Longmont Police & Fire Departments
  • “Quilts for Kids” Program, for children in Colorado hospitals
  • “Quilts of Valor” Program, honoring injured military personnel
  • “Home of the Brave” Program, presented to families of military personnel killed in action
  • Wounded Warrior C.A.M.O. Outreach Program
  • Pink Quilts for people recovering from breast cancer
  • Rocky Mountain Cancer Treatment Center
  • Longmont’s OUR Center
  • Tiny Tim Center
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence
  • The Inn Between
  • H.O.P.E. Homeless Outreach
  • Donations to Colorado tornado, fire and flood victims
  • Women’s Shelter

For additional information about Community Outreach, contact us at outreach@longmontquiltguild.org.

If you’re looking to clean out your stash and make an Outreach quilt with your own fabric, here are some of the patterns we use. Just click on the pattern name to bring up the pdf.

Around the Block

4.5 inch Squares

Urban Geese

Stepping Stones

Simple Strips Quilt

Scrappy Squares

Scrappy Lattice

Twister

Rails

Pink Quilts!

The Pink Quilts are handed out at the October guild meeting. Here are some of the quilts awarded to friends and family of our members affected by breast cancer:

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For additional information about Community Outreach, contact us at outreach@longmontquiltguild.org.

Click here for the Pink Quilt Nomination Form

Quilts For Kids Colorado

Our guild is very active making quilts for the Colorado chapter of the Quilts For Kids national organization. Click here for information on Quilts For Kids.

Kits are available to our members at any time. In this age of COVID-19, we’re happy to deliver a kit to you. Just call Dawn Hunter or Jan Timmons. If you’d like to use your own fabric you can get pdfs of patterns below. If you’d like to use your own pattern just remember that our quilts are generally smaller than standard Outreach quilts, about 40″ x 45″.

Alternate Squares

Brick by Brick

Four Patch

Nine Patch

Pinwheel and Alternate Block

Wounded Warrior C.A.M.O. 

In February 2015, seven members of Bee Sew Brave and two husbands traveled to Estes Park to present quilts to eleven Wounded Warriors who were part of a CAMO week of winter activities. These pictures share a few of the special moments that we spent with some truly heroic people, their spouses and a fantastic group of volunteers who produce and staff this wonderful event. These pictures cannot begin to capture the emotion of the evening. It was an honor to meet everyone connected with the program, and to represent other members of Bee Sew Brave and the Longmont Quilt Guild.

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